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#202767 - 10/20/19 02:22 PM Range Report - 327 Federal Encore handloads
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I'll keep this one short and sweet:



Managed to test my handloads for my new 327 Federal Magnum Encore pistol. The load consisted of the following components: Starline brass, CCI 550 Small Pistol Magnum primers, 100 grain XTPs, and H110 powder in 12.8, 12.9, 13.0, 13.1, and 13.2 grain increments. I accidentally bulged two of the cases by improperly setting up my dies on two of the 12.8 grain loads, so that's why there's only three holes for group 1.

Unfortunately, I forgot to save the numbers I recorded with the calipers and chronograph, but I do remember that discounting the fliers, groups 3 and 4 produced sub-1" groups and had an average velocity of 1,782 and 1,794 fps. I'll post some exact numbers once I can take a look at my notebook. They're a bit slower than I anticipated. Maybe H110 is a bit too slow burning for such a small cartridge, even in the Encore. Still, I'm completely satisfied with the accuracy of these loads. Now to see how well this cartridge performs on game.



Edited by Chance Weldon (10/21/19 10:39 AM)
Edit Reason: wrong primers
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#202776 - 10/20/19 05:46 PM Re: Range Report - 327 Federal Encore handloads [Re: Chance Weldon]
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Distance?
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#202788 - 10/20/19 08:38 PM Re: Range Report - 327 Federal Encore handloads [Re: Zee]
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100 yards. Can't believe I left out that important detail.

More information:

12.8 grains: unknown velocity (chronograph error, or rather user error), ~2" group
12.9 grains: 1,773 fps average, 22 fps s.d., 2.918" group
13.0 grains: 1,780 fps average, 21 fps s.d., .966" group sans flier
13.1 grains: 1,794 fps average, 35 fps s.d., .908" group sans flier
13.2 grains: 1,801 fps average, 28 fps s.d., 1.115" group

Looks like 13.1 grains is the winner, especially since if I'm off slightly when measuring the powder charge, it'll still group decently.
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#202789 - 10/20/19 09:57 PM Re: Range Report - 327 Federal Encore handloads [Re: Chance Weldon]
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Then that?s pretty darn good!!!

Well done!!
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#202791 - 10/21/19 07:33 AM Re: Range Report - 327 Federal Encore handloads [Re: Zee]
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CHANCE: I HAVE BEEN TOLD TO GO WITH STANTARD PRIMERS RATHER THAN MAGNUM PRIMERS BECAUSE OF THE SMALL VOLUME OF POWDER, WAS WONDERING WHAT PRIMERS YOU USED/TRIED.
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#202795 - 10/21/19 10:24 AM Re: Range Report - 327 Federal Encore handloads [Re: 45MAN]
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Good shooting
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#202797 - 10/21/19 10:40 AM Re: Range Report - 327 Federal Encore handloads [Re: 45MAN]
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 Originally Posted By: 45MAN
CHANCE: I HAVE BEEN TOLD TO GO WITH STANTARD PRIMERS RATHER THAN MAGNUM PRIMERS BECAUSE OF THE SMALL VOLUME OF POWDER, WAS WONDERING WHAT PRIMERS YOU USED/TRIED.


I used CCI 550 small pistol magnum primers. Might have to try standard ones to see if they do better, but I can't really complain about the numbers I got.
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#202805 - 10/21/19 02:38 PM Re: Range Report - 327 Federal Encore handloads [Re: Chance Weldon]
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Chance also on the powders some guys had good luck with Longshot powder. and standard primers.

Good shooting too


Edited by cherokeetracker (10/21/19 02:39 PM)

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#202903 - 10/26/19 10:53 AM Re: Range Report - 327 Federal Encore handloads [Re: cherokeetracker]
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Not bad shooting. Need to wring out my 12'' 327 contender barrel.

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#206105 - 03/20/20 11:58 PM Re: Range Report - 327 Federal Encore handloads [Re: popo]
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It's not available yet, but check out Federal's HammerDown 127 gr Bonded HP for the 327 Federal
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#206118 - 03/21/20 06:40 PM Re: Range Report - 327 Federal Encore handloads [Re: Franchise]
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Good shooting Chance!

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